Category Archives: Financial Services

 

AWS Security Explained

 

Why Enterprises, Governments and

Institutions like it.

 

 

 

The above video from AWS Invent 2014 gives you good insight in AWS security features:

 

Download whitepapers written by AWS experts on a variety of cloud security and compliance topics:

 

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Watch AWS security experts and customers describe how AWS stays secure and how you can use AWS services and features to improve your security:

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All AWS Security certifications (as off Q4 2014):

• Cloud Security Alliance — STAR Registrant

• DIACAP

• FedRAMP (FISMA ATO Moderate)

• FIPS 140-2

• HIPAA

• ISO 27001: 2005

• ITAR

• PCI DSS Level 1

• SOC 1 Type 2

• SOC 2 Type 2

• SOC 3

 

AWS is positioned as a leader on security for their Public Cloud Services offerings (Source Forrester Research).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vault Is Dead:

Why On-Premises Email Is History

 

Customers are increasingly trading in their old, bloated, expensive on-premises email archives for cloud services. Over time, these last-century technologies will take their place in the history of computing – the world, technology and the needs of customers have simply moved on.

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Old, bloated and expensive on-premises email archives are being swapped for cloud services.

Early adopters of email archiving have been staring angrily at their on-premises vault and watching it grow since the end of the last century. As wholly on-premises installations, these solutions were designed to alleviate the long-term email storage problems associated with Microsoft Exchange 5.5 and their rampant PST generation habits. IT departments quickly found that storing email on the primary mail server and stubbing it back to end users’ in-boxes meant their Exchange environment was more stable and efficient.

About 20 years ago, when the concept of an email archive first emerged, IT professionals couldn’t predict what an email archive of the future would look like. They certainly had no idea how large an email infrastructure could get. As users continue to send and receive massive amounts of email, and as attachment sizes continue to grow, old vaults have reached their storage capacity and as a result, demand more new hardware to manage the overflow of data.

The scalability of on-premises archives has been doomed from the beginning, as its growth is at the mercy of allotted IT budgets. IT teams have run out of patience trying to support this now vintage solution.

Then there’s the actual effectiveness, utility and usefulness of on-premises vaults. Historically, email archiving has been the domain of the IT administrator, and in some instances, legal counsel or compliance teams. Generally, the vault would have been deployed to solve either a storage management problem on Exchange, or a compliance and e-discovery problem affecting the business. Neither of these scenarios has any direct benefit for employees whose email is being stored after all – and it is these people who are demanding more of these solutions in today’s corporate environments.

You can read the full article at the Mimecast blog: https://www.mimecast.com/blog/

 

 

 

 

"Will Legal Challenges Keep Banks

From

Using Cloud Computing?"

 

 

Financial Services

 

Topics which are highlighted:

Data Security

Data Sovereignty

Auditing Requirements

Customer Liability

 

    But at the end can be concluded:

 

1. Cloud Computing has better security.

 

2. It has more storage space as their data needs continue to increase.

 

3. Financial Institutions will find it is eassier to use the cloud to mine data

to improve the quality of services for their customers.

 

Read full article here!

 

 

 

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